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(Updated  June  17 2018
Total no. of  phone subscriptions: 1.207 billion (1207 million)
Mobiles    1183 million 
Landlines: 24 million 
Total no. of PCs: 150 million 
Internet users:  400 million  including  mobile Internet 159  million
Broadband:   327 million
(wired:  20 million;   wireless :  307 million)
TV owning houses: 150 million ( DTH: 54 million)
DTH operators: 6;     Private TV channel  826

Indian mobile phone market surges to  record levels in Q4 2017
Cisco Visual Networking Index 2017...the India numbers
Mary Meeker  Internet Trends Report. 2017 
GSMA study: Mobile Economy of India 2016
Ericsson Mobility Report 2016: India findings
2016 FICCI-KPMG report on Media and Entertainment industry in India


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  Bosch to base an AI R&D centre in Bangalore
Bangalore, June 21 2018: The Bosch Group  announced plans to pump in an additional Rs 17,000 million into its India operations,  Chairman of the Board of Management  and Group CEO,  Dr Volkmar Denner, announced  yesterday. ....
Indians are digitally active but not digitally secure finds a study
June 20, 2018: Digital consumption in India is on a rise with Indian consumers actively engaging on digital platforms – however there is a heightened risk of fraud, with approximately one in four customers’ being victims to online decei. ....
Multiple paths to bring Wi-Fi to Indian masses
June 20 2018: On the occasion of World Wi-Fi Day today, we look at some Indian initiatives to  bring Wi-Fi to the masses, linking to the original news sources: Uttarakhand uses hot-air balloons to bring Wi-Fi internet to remote villages The Indian state of Uttarakhand has used a novel new way of bringing connectivity to remote areas. ...
Trendy TV today is big & loud
 Indian TV buyers are saying: bigger, brighter & louder is better. Canny makers like Samsung are listening --  and adjusting. ...
Pune-Mumbai hyperloop closer to reality
NORTH LAS VEGAS(USA) , June 17, 2018:   The Hyperloop  project which promises to connect Pune and Mumbai  in 25 minutes,    took another step towards  fruition  yesterday;  Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and  officials of the  State Government and the Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA),   visited   the Virgin Hyperloop One test site in the Nevada Desert  and  discussed progress on a  feasibility study, which is scheduled to be completed  in a few weeks. ...

Education and e-learning
Veative plans on bringing VR-based learning to schools in India
June 13 2018:  Global provider of education technology and innovative digital learning solutions, using immersive technologies such as 3D, virtual reality and augmented reality-- Veative--  hopes to  bring  VR labs in 50,000 schools in India The company started its operations in April 2016 and  has its presence in India, Singapore, African Continent and the Middle East. ....
Samsung expands Smart Class network
Delhi, June 9 2018:  As part of its  citizenship initiative, Samsung India has added 200 new  units of Samsung Smart Class at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya schools across the country, Government schools in Tamil Nadu and at Delhi Police Public Schools. ....

Travel & Tourism Technology
Mihuru helps Indian travellers buy flight tickets on installment
Mumbai, March 29, 2018: Mihuru, a travel fintech startup based in Mumbai,  offers an easy and convenient way for travellers to pay for their flight tickets in EMIs, without needing a credit card or credit scores. Mihuru, which means “My Freedom,”  is cofounded by a woman entrepreneur, Mihuru  and is the first company in India to enable travelers to book their flights with a deposit of just around 20% upfront and pay the balance in installments before they fly. ....
Kerala Tourism reaches out to domestic tourists even as neighbour Goa denigrates them
Bangalore, February 14, 2018: As part of its domestic tourist outreach,   46  Kerala-based Tourism and hospitality companies interacted yesterday with local players  in one of the biggest such business to business ( B2B) exercises seen in the Silicon City. ....

Global award for Amrita University & Wipro's diabetic solution
Bangalore, February 24, 2018: Global information technology, consulting and business process services company Wipro and Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham have jointly won the Aegis Graham Bell Award 2017 in the ‘Innovation in mHealth’ category. ....
Wellthy diabetes app features a day-long motivator
Mumbi, February 18 2018:  ‘India’s first clinically tested diabetes ‘digital pill’ for physicians, by physicians  was  launched in Mumbai’o0n February 16 at a conference held by the Maharashtra chapter of the Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI). ....
Fertility is first of many tests supported by Inito diagnostic device
Bangalore, January 11 2018: When  alumni Aayush Rai and  Varun A.V. from IIT Roorkee and IIT Madras respectively  set up medical tech startup Inito in Bangalore, they  worked on one premise: the average Indian had more than one medical need. ...

Product Pulse
Line maro, Redmi Y2!
Separation lines: All it takes is this small design element to enhance the look of  Redmi Y2 Bangalore, June 18 2018: You can't do much with smart phone design. You can make devices in different colours. The position of the camera module can change a bit and the buttons on the side can be interchanged. ....
Getting touchy with the Vivo X21
Vivo introduces in-display fingerprint scanning for a better touch experience June 11 2018: Our smart phone experience moves one step closer everyday  to stuff of science-fiction movies. Iris scanning, face recognition and gesture recognition are standard specs for any mid-range smart phone today, so  the quest to impress with cool functionalities has taken a new direction. ....
Honor 10 exploits artificial intelligence to turn lay users into camera artistes
AI, AI Sir! Bangalore, June 5 2018: Huawei has been  perfecting an interesting marketing  strategy  for 3 years now:  It  launches  the latest technology with it Honor phones. ...

IT's for you
  Conference on cyber security for financial services coming to Sri Lanka
Colombo, June 7 2018:  The Sri Lankan  capital will host a two-day conference on Cyber Security for Financial Services, starting July 10. Explore Exhibition and Conferences is taking  this  step to address the cyber security challenges of the country by bringing in the key stakeholders from the financial institutions and foster an engagement between public and private enterprises to address the potential threats and vulnerabilities  Over the past few years, Sri Lanka CERT has experienced a rapid increase in the number of cybersecurity related incidents. ....
Largest Data Science Congress ends on high note
June 6 2018: India’s largest data Science event , the Data Science Congress 2018  successfully concluded last week  on a high note, with over 2000 delegates and 100 speakers joining. An initiative by Aegis School of Data Science and mUni Campus, the Congress was inaugurated by  Vijay Goel, Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Statistics and Programme Implementation. ....
IT legal summit returns to Bangalore next week
Bangalore, May 26 2018: The 6th Annual Edition of The Information Technology Legal Summit is scheduled in Bangalore on June 8. ...
TILA conference brings energy experts together
April 20 2018: The 3rd TILA International Energy Conference was organized by Dr. Gopal Energy Foundation at New Delhi with Government of Tripura as a Partner State and Power Finance Corporation, Rural Electrification Corporation, THDCIL & Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) as main sponsors. ...
Customer relations management is the key...
April 10, 2018 - At the end of 2017, worldwide customer relationship management (CRM) software revenue overtook that of database management systems (DBMSs), making CRM the largest of all software markets,  finds  Gartner. ...

IT people
  Ravi Panchanadan to be CEO of Manipal Global Education Services
Bangalore, June 6 , 2018 – Manipal Global Education Services (MaGE),  has appointed  Ravi Panchanadan as Managing Director and CEO of the Manipal Global Education Services. Ravi   was President and COO of MaGE since  2017. ....
Aditya Puri of HDFC Bank makes it to Top 30 Global CEO list
May 31 2018: Aditya Puri, Managing Director of HDFC Bank Ltd., has been named in the Barron’s list of Top 30 Global CEOs. The international publication has included  Puri in this prestigious list for the third consecutive year. In its 14th edition, the list of the world’s best CEOs includes Jeff Bezos of Amazon; Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway;  Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase; Larry Page of Alphabet; Mr. ....
Anubrata Biswas to be MD & CEO of Airtel Payments Bank
New Delhi, May 25, 2018: Anubrata Biswas has been appointed  Managing Director & CEO of Airtel Payments Bank. ...

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Soon, drones may save lives carrying kidneys, liver for transplant
For the first time in the world, a box is being developed   -- at the Indian Institute  of Science  Bangalore --that can transport organs using unmanned aerial vehicles.... Business Standard , June 14 2018

How Aadhaar can work
Well-meaning activists opposing private Aadhaar use are trying to throw the baby out with the bathwater. Inflammatory articles notwithstanding, there are genuine concerns with privacy which should be constraints on the use of Aadhaar and other data services, but not by banning private companies from innovating on the Aadhaar platform.  VINOD KHOSLA, venture capitalist and co-founder of Sun Microsystems,  in a Times of India oped  May 1 2018

India now proud owner of indigenous navigation satellite system
SRIHARIKOTA: India’s long cherished dream of owning an indigenous navigation satellite system, officially known as NavIC (navigation with Indian constellation), has been accomplished as ‘workhorse’ Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C41) successfully launched IRNSS-1I, eighth and the last satellite of the IRNSS constellation into the targeted Sub-Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit on Thursday. Within a month from now, the space agency will start rolling out a slew of navigation applications.  NEW INDIAN EXPRESS APRIL 13 2018


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